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Academic credits lost when students transfer from community colleges, study suggests

More than 10 percent of students who transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions such as Boston University lose a majority of their credits during the switch, according to a study released Wednesday. “The percentage of credits you get transferred has a not insubstantial effect on one’s probability of completing a bachelors degree,” said City […]

Finances top priority for college applicants, study suggests

While a recent study indicates that financial aid is the major concern for college applicants, Boston University students cited other sources of pressure alongside their monetary concerns during the college application process. Alexandros Lotsos, a College of Arts and Sciences sophomore, said finding the time to complete his college supplements was the primary source of […]

SAR researcher receives multimillion dollar grant to develop hearing aid

A Boston University professor was awarded a $2.75 million grant to conduct research on an advanced hearing aid. The grant, which was issued by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, was given to Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences professor of speech, language and hearing sciences Gerald Kidd, according to a […]

BU School of Medicine promotes 6 to full professorship

Six Boston University School of Medicine faculty members have been promoted to full professorship in recognition of their classroom leadership and laboratory research. BUSM Dean and Medical Campus Provost Karen Antman attributed the promotion of all six faculty members to their exceptional reputations and prolific careers, citing the path to promotion as a difficult one […]

Walsh revamps City Hall methods of communication

Keeping his promise to make government more transparent to the public, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has instituted new communication technology at City Hall. Walsh has been looking to alter municipal government to align with modern culture since he has been in office. One of the recent changes Walsh announced is the addition of video conferencing […]